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  • Does human activity cause the planet to warm?

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  • So the problem must be that we have stretched the planet past its ability to feed its inhabitants, right?

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  • This per-person threshold actually exceeds the average income of three-quarters of the countries on the planet, including Mexico, Russia, and Brazil, and is about 20 percent higher than the average income of the entire planet.

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  • Several members, including Qatwal, may be willing to aid you in regaining your planet after you've reached a peace treaty.

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  • The Council wants nothing to do with them and views the presence of your father's betrayer and your people on the planet as a sign the Yirkin are willing to share your planet rather than take it over.

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  • If no two people are alike on our planet, how could we be like anything from somewhere else?

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  • Why should I feel lonely? is not our planet in the Milky Way?

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  • In the modern age of communication and cheap transportation, food can be moved around the planet relatively easily.

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  • "On my planet, women do fight," she said.

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  • Yeah, we're all idiots here on planet earth.

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  • Even a prisoner on this planet was unwilling to associate with her!

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  • Every demon on this mortal planet is hunting Sasha.

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  • In my dream … the aliens … took me … to a planet ruled by spiders!

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  • There's nothing else on the planet that forces you to really see and accept who you are as the day the doctor says you're dying.

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  • So I'm going to be stuck on a planet far away without a bus ticket home surrounded by spiders the size of basketballs and being bossed around by Neanderthal barbarians who forbid me to talk and lock me in the bathroom!

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  • There were no advantages with Darkyn and she was the last person on the planet who would try to seduce anyone, especially a demon.

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  • So how about this instead: What if I can show you a future where everyone on the planet will live in good health as long as it is possible for their body to live?

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  • Remember, we don't have a reason to suspect this guy's alibi; at least not any reason from the planet earth.

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  • His people were starving as the planet died, and soon, the Council would realize the planet produced no ore without its rightful ruler.

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  • His people were starving as the planet died, and soon, the Council would realize the planet produced no ore without its rightful ruler.

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  • "Omigod. So I'm going to a planet of models and body builders," Kiera said.

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  • From what he'd gleaned from Kisolm and others during his imprisonment, she was new to the planet and their customs.

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  • "Omigod. So I'm going to a planet of models and body builders," Kiera said.

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  • Half the population of his planet had been decimated by famine and war.

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  • If not for Romas, there would be no distant planet, spaceships, or tarantula-like cats!

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  • She was going home, not staying on some dead planet with some hunky stranger!

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  • She was going home, not staying on some dead planet with some hunky stranger!

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  • It doesn't matter what I feel, Rhyn, when I know I don't belong in this world or here with you, and I know without a doubt I won't survive, even if you find some place on another planet to stash me!

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  • From what Romas said, every household on his planet had at least one or two of the critters to keep things clean.

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  • She held the hand of the man before her, walking on a dead planet of nothing but rocky hills, dried streams, and cracked earth.

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  • How did you tell your best friend that aliens were real and oh, by the way, I married one and am taking you with me to his planet, for your own good?

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  • That they were going to some other planet millions of light years from earth because Romas knew a few good men they'd like to hook her up with?

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  • The ruler of Tri'trij has vacated his planet and lives on colonies outside the solar system.

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  • In addition to serving good food, this establishment does good for the planet by making a conscious effort to recycle, compost and offset all their energy usage through purchasing carbon offsets.

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  • What if everyone on the planet had that luxury?

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  • But the planet chose for him, according to what his father told him long ago.

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  • Everyone on the planet is out to get this girl.

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  • In a city that never sleeps, with a melting pot of every culture in the world, it is easy to find food from around the planet.

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  • His people were decimated, his planet virtually dead.

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  • A blue planet, two thrones, a hacienda-style dwelling, an older man and woman, fire in the sky, a red planet, war.

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  • He could be from some other planet, one far enough away that Romas would never find her!

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  • In 1958, an American economist named Leonard Read wrote an essay called "I, Pencil," written from the pencil's point of view, about how no one on the planet knows how to make a pencil.

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  • In the world of the future, the collective experience of everyone on the planet is recorded.

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  • We call these rights "human rights" because they apply to every single person on the planet by virtue of simply being alive.

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  • If that doesn't work, I'll take your sisters to my planet, Jetr answered.

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  • All the men on Romas's planet were larger than those on hers.

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  • What if he was the only person on the planet that could ever touch her again because of her wacky visions?

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  • The death visions, the distrust everyone on the planet had for a soul-reader, the inability to eat … they were nothing compared to helping a man find his soul again.

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  • Given that she had no money or belongings that might possibly be of interest to the people of this planet, how could she bribe or pay someone to take her home?

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  • While he never believed he'd overlooked her among the throngs of women he'd met, he had heard even his sisters speak of the missing lifemate and how he had refused every woman on the planet and perhaps somehow overlooked her.

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  • "You're cursed," Kiera said with a frown, thoughts on the dead planet from her vision.

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  • Should his blood and those who carry it be exiled, the planet dies.

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  • Imagine a world where everyone on the planet has access to this expanded canvas of human expression that technology has created.

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  • Vastly more energy than we need pours down on this planet in the form of sunlight.

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  • My point here is that currently the planet is producing enough food to feed everyone on it.

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  • The access to information that mobile phones are bringing virtually everywhere on the planet is helping people raise their standard of living and will do so even more dramatically in the years to come.

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  • Yes, a comet slamming into the planet or some galactic cataclysm could wipe us all out.

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  • They stood aside while my planet was overrun by the Council-sanctioned vagrant Yirkin forces!

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  • His planet was dying without either, and many had begun to accept this was the planet's fate.

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  • He would take her to a planet with larger tarantula-cats, where she would be trapped in some room like this for the rest of her miserable life!

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  • He hadn't been on his own planet since his parents were killed, and he wasn't sure how the planet would choose someone for him when he wasn't there.

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  • I have no planet, half an army, no food or water for my people, and I must broker a peace deal.

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  • I've got to ask a question; are we from the same planet?

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  • When dawn hits, I'm wiping every trace of that village off the planet.

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  • Nope. We were damaged goods when we were dropped onto this planet.

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  • He was calm and patient as always, but she wasn't about to piss off her last friend on the planet.

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  • Somewhat relieved, she read his biography, impressed by his clientele, who ranged from heads of countries around the world to the richest families on the planet.

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  • She followed the man at a distance, slowly confirming she was somewhere on her planet.

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  • Her presence would make the rivers run with water again and bring new life to the dying planet.

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  • If he were allowed to pick his mate, he'd have chosen long ago and saved his planet.

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  • You know well the bond between the lifemate and the planet.

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  • I've given up on finding a nishani for my planet.

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  • He clenched his jaw, his pain deep and hidden as he thought of his people and his planet.

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  • That Kiera would have her ocean, sky, and grass on the new planet?

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  • Kiera was bound to be traumatized until she saw for herself there were no monster-sized spiders on Romas's home planet.

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  • She shuddered and asked again, "Are there more spiders on the planet?"

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  • Is there air on your planet?

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  • They moved out of sight at her blink, and she wondered how criminals were treated on such a planet.

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  • The planet's energy warmed her, ran through her and into him, and grass grew beneath her feet.

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  • She wore a rich tanzanite blue-purple that was darker than the colors worn by the people of this planet.

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  • What better place to be a bit more daring in life than on another planet?

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  • He wouldn't await word from the Council but would warn his counselors and advisors to avoid Kisolm's planet.

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  • A dhjan is bound to his planet.

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  • Her room on this planet contained none of her comforts.

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  • He wondered if all women from his lifemate's planet had such a skill.

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  • I'm having some problems with messages being intercepted after they leave the planet.

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  • No woman had given birth in many sun-cycles, because the planet's spirit was severed without the dhjan and the nishani.

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  • He was torn between wanting to confront Ne'Rin and demand he make his sister an honorable woman and laughing out loud to know that he had chosen a nishani capable of healing his planet, his people.

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  • As much as he wanted to welcome the information of his healing planet, he also wanted to strangle the men impregnating his family members.

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  • If she were unfamiliar with the accepted societal behaviors of a woman on his planet, he couldn't expect her to be any more familiar with the machine.

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  • I come from the planet of Dolsom.

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  • "Is your planet far?" she asked.

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  • She found herself sketching him as she'd seen him in the vision from what felt like years ago when they walked hand-in-hand on the dead planet.

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  • It was what would happen if for some reason she didn't go back to her own planet.

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  • She sketched the planet next and fell asleep at her desk.

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  • You were no real threat to them without your nishani, but now, you can rally your people behind you with the promise of healing the planet.

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  • My forefathers rigged the mines on the planet to explode.

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  • No nishani in his bloodline had learned to defend herself or been exiled from her planet.

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  • If she were any woman from his planet, he would never have hesitated to take her to his bed, as he should.

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  • Nishani pounded a fist on the table and made a loud sound that was most likely a curse on her planet.

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  • But I annihilated the planet when I first started!

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  • We are bound together and to the planet, which will only come back to life when we return.

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  • "I'm perfectly average on my planet," she said.

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  • Things a man battling for his planet neither had time for nor needed.

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  • How did one save a planet, and how long would it take?

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  • What does your uncle do on the planet?

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  • She couldn't survive if anything happened, and every Yirkin warrior on the planet would be looking for her, once they hear she exists.

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  • At the age of fourteen sun-cycles, before he reached manhood, he had lost all but his sisters, been proclaimed dhjan of a planet he couldn't even visit, and made battle commander of a war he knew nothing of.

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  • The dhjan nishani must willingly accept her place at your side and her role in helping the planet.

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  • If she does not, the planet will die.

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  • You must look beyond yourself to find a way to win her, A'Ran, or the planet is lost.

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  • Her face flamed hot as she saw the image from her vision: the two of them holding hands while gazing at each other adoringly and walking on the cracked planet.

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  • It's what I do on my planet.

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  • He began to think his own actions had cost him the choice he'd yet to give her: to stay forever or return to her planet.

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  • To save your people and your planet.

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  • But I thought I was supposed to save the planet.

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  • It was not a decision he envied; he alone knew what a burden it was to know the fate of a planet and its inhabitants rested upon his shoulders.

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  • You want me … to walk away from everything I know, my family … I knew it was possible, but I didn't think I'd have a chance to go home at all … but still, I couldn't leave a whole planet to die!

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  • The connection between them flowed with hot energy, the planet's life form itself bonding the two of them together at their touch.

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  • She'd wanted to return home since she arrived, yet when presented with the enormity of her importance in her new world … when she realized how incredible it really would be to have a man like A'Ran in her bed every night … when she saw he was capable of passion … when she found out an entire planet full of people would die if she left … She couldn't help the tears at such a thought.

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  • As much as she wanted to return home, she could never leave an entire planet to die just because she wanted to go back to the depressing part-time job and the row house where she and the cat would live alone!

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  • I'm going-- " "He's gone weak after all these years at battle and lost sight of winning back our planet!

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  • All he had to do was choose a nishani-- my sister!-- and the planet would be healed!

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  • It was a planet, dusty red, as if it were nothing but dry desert.

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  • He was sending her straight into a planet!

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  • She was headed to the planet no matter what.

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  • She hesitated, then looked at what capability the pod did have to keep her from smashing into the planet, even if she made it through the atmosphere.

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  • The red planet beneath her was drawing closer.

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  • Unwilling to see her death, she closed her eyes, never imagining she'd ever be hurtling towards some distant planet in an escape pod booby-trapped to kill her!

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  • The strange sound continued for several minutes, and she trembled, trying hard not to think of what happened if she made it unscathed to the planet's surface.

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  • There was nothing on the red planet, no signs of buildings, no life.

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  • His face was in her thoughts, and the idea of never seeing him again crushed her as surely as colliding with the planet would.

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  • She'd thought the planet completely dead, but there was a bright patch of green grass beneath her and the pod.

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  • She was expecting some sort of alien monster to inhabit the brutal planet.

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  • I almost died a million times over, and if I didn't know how to enable the shields on the escape pod, I would have burned up in the atmosphere, and if that didn't kill me, then hitting the planet-- He held up a hand, planting it across her mouth when she refused to stop.

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  • We can't get any ship off planet.

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  • Crashing into the planet left the left side of her torso black and bruised.

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  • She'd never thought he meant she'd literally help revive the planet.

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  • "I crashed into the planet," she said.

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  • Is everyone from your planet like you?

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  • You have no men on your planet.

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  • Are there many women on your planet?

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  • I want to see what kind of planet produces women like you.

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  • She paused and stared at him, unable to comprehend an entire planet that depended on her.

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  • While I've never seen what lies within, legend says it's the key to the planet's survival.

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  • The next depicted the planet, the next a woman holding a knife, then the fountain, a plant, a river.

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  • The thought that they had no water on the planet itself had never occurred to her.

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  • Our enemy figured out you're alive and on the planet.

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  • As long as you are nishani, the planet will heal.

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  • "I couldn't walk away from your planet any more than I could my own, if me staying means everyone lives," she whispered.

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  • It surged up through his feet to his head, making his whole body tingle as the planet welcomed back its king.

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  • He hadn't set foot on the planet since being made the dhjan upon his father's death.

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  • The feel of the planet's life force through his body was staggering, the sensation similar to what he felt the first time he'd met his nishani.

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  • He'd dreaded his first steps on his planet, fearing it, too, would've lost faith in him.

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  • The planet welcomed him home, reminded him that his own life-- and those of his people-- was tied to it.

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  • It stunned him to feel the planet breathing, struggling back to life after hovering so long on the edge of death.

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  • His planet needed him.

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  • He'd waited too long for the Council to support him instead of returning to the planet that needed him.

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  • His reinforcements would come too late; he had one choice to save his planet.

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  • I want you to issue the evacuation order for the planet.

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  • We'll need half a day to evacuate the planet.

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  • He watched, confirming the far side of the planet wasn't the focus of either Yirkin or Qatwali forces.

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  • Nishani had proven she could bring the planet back to life.

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  • Long ago, his ancestors had rigged the planet to blow the mines and turn the atmosphere into a toxic mix no one would survive.

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  • He spent a few hours setting up the explosive mechanisms and issuing new battle plans for the space war and ordered his ground troops to evacuate the planet.

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  • He watched as Mansr expertly organized the evacuations and aligned the space battle to keep the Yirkins' attention off the ships fleeing the planet's surface for the nearest moon, Kiera.

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  • I'm evacuating the planet.

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  • "You are forbidden from destroying another's planet," Jetr reminded him.

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  • I want my planet back, Jetr, and the Council has done nothing in all these sun-cycles but impede me.

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  • The civilians were off the planet while his armies remained.

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  • He set the timer for the explosions to start on the opposite side of the planet, startled when the first went off as soon as he gave the order.

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  • "The warriors aren't off the planet yet!" came his uncle's surprised voice.

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  • He watched explosions wrack his planet until they rose high enough that the toxic dust storm he'd started marred the surface of the planet from view.

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  • His planet was destroyed, yet all he could think about was her.

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  • The momentary pause of the space battle quickly turned to chaos, and Mansr was struggling to outmaneuver the ships darting away from the planet.

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  • He hadn't just destroyed any hope his planet had of recovering, he'd destroyed the woman he needed, too.

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  • And I have to stay and help the planet.

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  • You're going back to your planet.

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  • Kisolm was killed on the planet surface, and Romas will now inherit the planet from his father, if there's anything left to inherit.

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  • We've left the capital city for the other side of the planet.

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  • She wondered how he'd destroyed his own planet, whether his sisters were still safe.

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  • The Council believes he's destroyed one planet and is about to destroy a second.

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  • This one will make reparations for the loss of your planet, Jetr said.

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  • He took me to the planet I came from.

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  • She thought of the image she'd seen so long ago when she met A'Ran, the vision of them walking together on the dead planet.

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  • We will create a new beginning for our people and heal our planet together.

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  • Belfair is on the planet Draghow now and those Draghonian men are something else!

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  • She looked back and with a finger wave of two chubby digits and called, "Nighty-night. Time to visit the planet Draghow!"

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  • I'll bet it's a collect call for Gladys Turnbull from the planet Draghow!

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  • The look on Edith's face said she was off visiting the planet Zzz.

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  • She owned every designer on the planet and made Carrie Bradshaw of Sex and the City look like an amateur.

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  • It was supposed to be the safest place on the planet.

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  • The loss of him and all the other lives made her feel like the worst person on the planet.

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  • We will remove them from the planet, the Watcher said.

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  • He'd rid the planet of both.

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  • He'll rid the planet of anything that comes from the immortal world to threaten us.

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  • I'll destroy every Guardian on this planet if you don't bring me the answer I want.

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  • There are Others and Watchers on the planet.

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  • After all, he was the single most powerful immortal on the planet, and the oldest.

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  • On what planet is that acceptable?

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  • The tiny victory felt good, almost as good as the knowledge that the sexy beast every woman on the planet drooled over wanted her.

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  • Both. Xander is the vilest creature on the planet.

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  • That the lives of her cousins were nothing compared to the lives of the entire planet?

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  • My brother is the only one on the planet who isn't instantly fried by their magic, which means you've got a bigger decision to make.

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  • Two, there are two people on this planet who can get her back.

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  • She was in danger she couldn't face alone; with the gem, she held the key to destroying the planet.

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  • The Original Other can slaughter every last vamp on the planet.

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  • The planets were shown to have visible disks, and to be attended by satellites whose distance and position angle relative to the planet it was desirable to measure.

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  • The earth, or other planet, does not actually move round the sun; yet it is carried round the sun in the subtle matter of the great vortex, where it lies in equilibrium, - carried like the passenger in a boat, who may cross the sea and yet not rise from his berth.

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  • Such a reduced and impoverished star is a planet; and the several planets of our solar system are the several vortices which from time to time have been swept up by the central sun-vortex.

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  • the week in which the seven days are named each after the planet which is held to preside over its first hour.

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  • 3 It is plain, however, that there is a long step between the astrological assignation of each hour of the week to a planet and the recognition of the week as an ordinary division of time by people at large.

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  • They did not dedicate each day in turn to its astrological planet; and it is therefore precarious to assume that the Sabbath was in its origin what it is in the astrological week, the day sacred to Saturn, and that its observance is to be derived from an ancient Hebrew worship of that planet.4 The week, however, is found in various parts of the world in a form that has nothing to do with astrology or the seven planets, and with such a distribution as to make it pretty certain that it had no artificial origin, but suggested itself independently, and for natural reasons, to different races.

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  • In the astral-theological system he is represented by the number 30, and the planet Venus as his daughter by the number 15.

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  • The various grades of life on our planet are the natural consequences of certain physical processes involved in the gradual transformations of the earth.

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  • 4 Kant held it probable that other planets besides our earth are inhabited, and that their inhabitants form a scale of beings, their perfection increasing with the distance of the planet which they inhabit from the sun.

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  • It is the same thought which collected in the cosmic space the divided masses into spheres, and combined these to solar systems; the same which caused the weather-beaten dust on the surface of our metallic planet to spring forth into living forms."

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  • indicated the particular planet they were under led to their use in diseases and for constitutions supposed to be under the same planet.

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  • The conception of the development of the plan of the earth from the first of cooling of the surface of the planet throughout the long geological periods, the guiding power of environment on the circulation of water and of air, on the distribution of plants and animals, and finally on the movements of man, give to geography a philosophical dignity and a scientific completeness whici it never previously possessed.

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  • The motions of the earth as a planet must be taken into account, as they render possible the determination of position and direction by observations of the heavenly bodies.

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  • The angle which the earth's axis makes with the plane in which the planet revolves round the sun determines the varying seasonal distribution of solar radiation over the surface and the mathematical zones of climate.

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  • After the success of the Rocket, the Stephensons received orders to build seven more engines, which were of very similar design, though rather larger, being four-wheeled engines, with the two driving wheels in front and the cylinders behind; and in October 1830 they constructed a ninth engine, the Planet, also for the Liverpool & Manchester railway, which still more closely resembled the modern type, since the driving wheels were placed at the fire-box end, while the two cylinders were arranged under the smoke-box, inside the frames.

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  • Baldwin, the founder of the famous Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, built his first engine, Old Ironsides, for the Philadelphia, Germantown & Morristown railroad; first tried in November 1832, it was modelled on Stephenson's Planet, and had a single pair of driving wheels at the firebox end and a pair of carrying wheels under the smoke-box.

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  • The effect of such contraction would be to draw the materials of the ring into a single mass, and thus we would have a planet formed, while the satellites of that planet would be developed from the still nascent planet in the same way as the planet itself originated from the sun.

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  • The rotation of the planets on their axes is also explained as a consequence of the nebular theory, for at the time of the first formation of the planet it must have participated in the rotation of the whole nebula, and by the subsequent contraction of the planet the speed with which the rotation was performed must have been accelerated.

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  • Drop the perpendicular RPQ through P, the position of the planet, upon the major axis.

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  • Kepler's Problem, namely, that of finding the co-ordinates of a planet at a given time, which is equivalent - given the mean anomaly - to that of determining the true anomaly, was solved approximately by Kepler, and more completely by Wallis, Newton and others.

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  • The anomalistic revolution of a planet or other heavenly body is the revolution between two consecutive passages through the pericentre.

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  • An Anomalistic year is the time (365 days, 6 hours, 13 minutes, 48 seconds) in which the earth (and similarly for any other planet) passes from perihelion to perihelion, or from any given value of the anomaly to the same again.

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  • Another false prophet and magician was Yishu M'shiha, who was in fact a manifestation of the planet Mercury.

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  • Her star was the planet Venus, and classical writers give her the epithet Caelestis and Urania.

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  • Subsequently electrum (an alloy of gold and silver) disappeared as a specific metal, and tin was ascribed to Jupiter instead, the sign of mercury becoming common to the metal and the planet.

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  • the heavens, the sun, the weather or some planet.

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  • In Babylonia, from a very early period, Baal became a definite individual deity, and was identified with the planet Jupiter.

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  • That is to an eye at F', the planet would seem to move around the sky with a nearly uniform speed.

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  • A sixth is the position of the planet in the orbit at a given moment, for which may be substituted the moment at which it passed the pericentre.

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  • This is defined as the speed of revolution of the fictitious body already described, revolving with a uniform angular motion and the same periodic time as the planet.

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  • Hence the number of independent elements assigned to a planet or other body moving around the sun is commonly six.

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  • The process by which the position of a planet at any time is determined from its elements may now be conceived as follows The epoch of passage through pericentre being given, let t be the interval of time between this epoch and that for which the position of the body is required.

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  • The angle from the pericentre to the actual radius vector, and the length of the latter being found, the angular distance of the planet from the node in the plane of the orbit is found by adding to the true anomaly the distance from the node to the pericentre.

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  • This, and the inclination of the orbit being given, we have all the geometrical data necessary to compute the coordinates of the planet itself.

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  • Gold, the most perfect metal, had the symbol of the Sun, 0; silver, the semiperfect metal, had the symbol of the Moon, 0j; copper, iron and antimony, the imperfect metals of the gold class, had the symbols of Venus Mars and the Earth tin and lead, the imperfect metals of the silver class, had the symbols of Jupiter 94, and Saturn h; while mercury, the imperfect metal of both the gold and silver class, had the symbol of the planet,.

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  • the planet Venus when it appears above the E.

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  • the same planet in the W.

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  • ELONGATION, strictly "lengthening"; in astronomy, the apparent angular distance of a heavenly body from its centre of motion, as seen from the earth; designating especially the angular distance of the planet Mercury or Venus from the sun, or the apparent angle between a satellite and its primary.

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  • 2 The great plateau of North America, also turning its narrower point towards Bering Strait, naturally suggests the idea that there was a period in the history of our planet when the continents turned their narrow extremities towards the northern pole, as now they turn them towards the southern.

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  • Each discovery in turn was, according to the prevailing custom, announced to the learned world under the veil of an anagram - removed, in the case of the first, by the publication, early in 1656, of the little tract De Saturni luna observatio nova; but retained, as regards the second, until 1659, when in the Systema Saturnium the varying appearances of the so-called "triple planet" were clearly explained as the phases of a ring inclined at an angle of 28° to the ecliptic. Huygens was also in 1656 the first effective observer of the Orion nebula; he delineated the bright region still known by his name, and detected the multiple character of its nuclear star.

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  • One was to use a heliometer to measure the distance between the limbs of Venus and the sun during the whole time that the planet was seen projected on the solar disk, and the other was to take photographs of the sun during the period of the transit and subsequently measure the negatives.

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  • In 1898 the remarkable minor planet Eros was discovered, which, on those rare occasions when in opposition near perihelion, would approach the earth to a distance of 0 .

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  • On these occasions the actual parallax would be six times greater than that of the sun, and could therefore be measured with much greater precision than in the case of any other planet.

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  • Such an approach had occurred in 1892, but the planet was not then discovered.

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  • At the opposition of1900-1901the minimum distance was 0.3 2, much less than that of any other planet.

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  • Each day of the week was marked by the adoration of a special planet, the sun being the most sacred of all, and certain dates, perhaps the sixteenth of each month and the equinoxes, in conformity with the character of Mithras as mediator, were set aside for special festivals.

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  • In the astral-theological system he is the planet Mars, while in ecclesiastical art the great lion-headed colossi serving as guardians to the temples and palaces seem to be a symbol of Nergal, just as the bull-headed colossi are probably intended to typify Ninib.

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  • The latter element enters only when it is a question of recognizing the duplicity of a double star, or of distinguishing detail upon the surface of a planet.

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  • In 1789 Klaproth isolated from pitchblende a yellow oxide which he viewed as the oxide of a new metal, which he named uranium, after the newly discovered planet of Herschel.

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  • The moon-god Sin is written by a sign which has the force of " thirty," and is a distinct reference to the monthly course of the planet; or the name is written by two signs to be pronounced EN-ZU, which describe the god as the " lord of wisdom."

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  • If it did, then a portion of the earth's mass or of that of any other planet turned away from the sun would not be subjected to the same action of the sun as if directly exposed to that action.

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  • Taking the mean distance of this group as that of a planet, the distance of the major planets closely approximates to Bode's law, except in the case of Neptune.

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  • For the elements of the orbits, and the general character of the several planets see PLANET.

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  • Medieval speculation took the Church and the Empire for granted, as divinely appointed institutions, under which the nations of the earth must flourish for the space of man's probation on this planet.

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  • From a series of measures of the angle between Jupiter's satellites and the planet, made in June and July 1794 and in August and September 1795, Schur finds the mass of Jupiter =I / Io 4 8.55 1.45, a result which accords well within the limits of its probable error with the received value of the mass derived from modern researches.

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  • If measures are made by placing the image of a star in the centre of the disk of a planet, the observer may have a tendency to do so systematically in error from some acquired habit or from natural astigmatism of the eye.

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  • deferens, bearing down), in ancient astronomy, the mean orbit of a planet, which carried the epicycle in which the planet revolved.

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  • It is now known to correspond to the actual orbit of the planet round the sun.

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  • He spliced together all the sounding-lines on board, rightly said that since the days of Columbus and Magellan no and with a weight of 1501b attached he found bottom in 683 such revelation regarding the surface of our planet had been fathoms and secured a sample of fine soft blue mud.

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  • The soundings of the Dutch expedition on hung on the sounding-tube that it was automatically released the " Siboga " during1899-1900in the eastern part of the on striking the bottom and left behind, while the light brass tube Malay seas and those of the German surveying ship " Planet " containing a sample of the deposit was easily hauled up. This in 1906 in the South Atlantic, Indian and North Pacific Oceans principle has been adopted universally for deep soundings, and were notable, and Sir John Murray's expedition on the " Michael is now applied in many forms. In 1855 Maury published Sars " in the Atlantic in 1910 obtained important results.

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  • All attempts to dispense with a lead and line and to measure the depth by determining the pressure at the bottom have hitherto failed when applied to depths greater than 200 fathoms; a new hydraulic manometer has been tried on board the German surveying ship " Planet."

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  • On the north this depression sinks into the long and narrow Sunda Trench south of Java, and here in 10 15' S., 108° 5' E., the German surveying-ship " Planet " obtained a sounding of 3828 fathoms in 1906.

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  • " Sealark " and the German surveying-ship " Planet " to have a somewhat complicated configuration, the island groups and banks of atolls which occur there rising abruptly as a rule from depths of about 2000 fathoms or more.

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  • In the tropical and subtropical belts of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans south of the equator the salinity diminishes rapidly from the surface downwards, and at 500 fathoms reaches a minimum of 34.3 or 34.4 p e r mille; after that it increases again to 800 fathoms, where it is almost 34.7 or 34.8, and this salinity holds good to the bottom, even to the greatest depths, as was first shown by the " Gauss " and afterwards by the " Planet " between Durban and Ceylon.

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  • BLACK DROP, in astronomy, an apparent distortion of the planet Mercury or Venus at the time of internal contact with the limb of the sun at the beginning or end of a transit.

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  • The Sabaeans also recognize `Athtar; but with them he is superseded by Almaqah, who, according to Hamdani, is the planet Venus, and therefore is identical with `Athtar.

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  • 14) naturally identifies with the child-eater Kronos, thus leading many moderns to make Molech the planet Saturn.

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  • Each planet had two houses - a solar and a lunar - distributed according to the order of their revolutions.

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  • Thus Mercury, as the planet nearest the sun, obtained Virgo, the sign adjacent to Leo, with the corresponding lunar house in Gemini; Venus had Libra (solar) and Taurus (lunar); and so for the rest.

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  • A ram frequently stamped on coins of Antiochus, with head reverted towards the moon and a star (the planet Mars), signified Aries to be the lunar house of Mars.

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  • As the date of inception of the circular zodiac now at Paris the year 46 B.C. has, however, been suggested with high probability, from (among other indications) the position among the signs of the emblem of the planet Jupiter.

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  • In Dr Fausts Hollenzwang "+Mephistophiel" is one of the seven great princes of hell; "he stands under the planet Jupiter, his regent is named Zadkiel, an enthroned angel of the holy Jehovah..

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  • It is to be noted, however, that in this little poem he is to some extent confounded with the planet named after him (Ares, or Mars).

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  • The most striking addition which is here made to previous researches consists in the treatment of a planet supposed entirely fluid; the general equation for the form of a stratum is given for the first time and discussed.

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  • This work contains an elaborate account of the phenomena presented by the planet; but although favourably received by astronomers, it had no great sale.

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  • His bold hypothesis of their origin by the disruption of a primitive large planet (Monatliche Correspondenz, vi.

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  • It is also invisible during moonlight and near the horizon, and the neighbourhood of a bright star or planet may interfere with its recognition.

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  • " Challenger," 1873-1876; " Egeria, " 1888-1889 and 1899; " Elisabeth," 1877; " Gazelle," 1875-1876; " Planet," 1906; " Penguin," 1891-1903; " Tuscarora," 1873-1874; " Vettor Pisani," 1884; " Vitraz," 1887-1888; also observations of surveying and cable ships, and special papers in the Annalen der Hydrographie (for distribution of temperature see G.

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  • But it was not until 1609 that, the "great Martian labour" being at length completed, he was able, in his own figurative language, to lead the captive planet to the foot of the imperial throne.

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  • That of Mercury was actually seen by Gassendi in Paris on the 7th of November 1631 (being the first passage of a planet across the sun ever observed); that of Venus, predicted for the 6th of December following, was invisible in western Europe.

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  • Notwithstanding the rude character of the apparatus at his disposal, Horrocks was enabled by his observation of it to introduce some important corrections into the elements of the planet's, orbit, and to reduce to its exact value the received estimate of its apparent diameter.

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  • The first of these features is determined by the intermediate position of the United States between the equator and the north pole; the second by the equatorial-polar temperature contrast and the eastward rotation of the planet.

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  • Now, the day being divided into twentyfour hours, each hour was consecrated to a particular planet, namely, one to Saturn, the following to Jupiter, the third to Mars, and so on according to the above order; and the day received the name of the planet which presided over its first hour.

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  • If, then, the first hour of a day was consecrated to Saturn, that planet would also have the 8th, the 15th, and the 2 2nd hour; the 23rd would fall to Jupiter, the 24th to Mars, and the 25th, or the first hour of the second day, would belong to the Sun.

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  • In the astral-theological system Ninib becomes the planet Saturn.

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  • EQUATION OF THE CENTRE, in astronomy, the angular distance, measured around the centre of motion, by which a planet moving in an ellipse deviates from the mean position which it would occupy if it moved uniformly.

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  • The "mean longitude" of a planet is the longitude of the "mean" planet, i.e.

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  • a fictitious planet performing uniform revolutions in the same time as the real planet.

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  • Other works are A Discourse concerning a New Planet (1640); Mercury, or the Secret and Swift Messenger (1641), a work of some ingenuity on the means of rapid correspondence; and Mathematical Magick (1648).

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  • The discovery of Neptune (1846), due to the influence of this planet on the motion of Uranus, may be mentioned as its most dramatic achievement.

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  • This remarkable debut excited much attention, and, on the recommendation of Francois Arago, he took in hand the theory of Mercury, producing, in 1843, vastly improved tables of that planet.

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  • Carefully sifting all the known causes of disturbance, he showed that one previously unknown had to be reckoned with, and on the 23rd of September 1846 the planet Neptune was discerned by J.

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  • For while Hegel, depending on a numerical proportion suggested by Plato, hinted in a single sentence that it might be a mistake to look for a planet between Mars and Jupiter, Giuseppe Piazzi (q.v.) had already discovered the first of the asteroids (Ceres) on the ist of January 1801.

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  • It thus appears that iron was manufactured from meteorolites which had fallen to the earth in an almost pure metallic state, possibly long before prehistoric man had learnt how to dig for and smelt iron in any of the forms of ore which are found on this planet.

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  • He demonstrated the rotation of the satellites of Jupiter round the planet, and gave rough predictions of their configurations, proved the rotation of the sun on its axis, established the general truth of the Copernican system as compared with that of Ptolemy, and fairly routed the fanciful dogmas of the philosophers.

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  • This process, which reached its culmination in the post-Khammurabic period, led to identifying the planet Jupiter with Marduk, Venus with Ishtar, Mars with Nergal, Mercury with Nebo, and Saturn with Ninib.

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  • (See Planet.) Evolution of Stars.

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  • If anything is a planet it is a body.

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  • If anything is a planet it is extended.

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  • Man's place is not even central, as he appears a temporary inhabitant of a minor planet in one of the lesser stellar systems. Every science is involved, and theology has come into conflict with metaphysics, logic, astronomy, physics, chemistry, geology, zoology, biology, history and even economics and medicine.

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  • We learn that if the orbital motion of a planet, or a satellite, were arrested, the body would fall into the sun, or into its primary, in the fraction 0.1768 of its actual periodic time.

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  • He also investigated the orbit of the newly discovered planet Neptune.

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  • Kewan is probably the old Babylonian Ka(y)awanu, the planet Saturn, another (the Akkadian) name for which is Sakkut, which appears as Siccuth in the earlier part of the verse.

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  • The formation of the tables of a planet has been described by Cayley as " the culminating achievement of astronomy," but the gigantic task which Newcomb laid out for himself, and which he carried on for more than twenty years, was the building up, on an absolutely homogeneous basis, of the theory and tables of the whole planetary system.

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  • From the motion of the satellites he finds that the mass of Uranus is - T - A o o th of that of the sun, while for the planet Neptune he finds a mass equal to 19 Toth of the sun, agreeing with the value previously found by him from the perturbations of Uranus within o th of its amount.

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  • In this article the Renaissance will be considered as implying a comprehensive movement of the European intellect and will Method toward self-emancipation, toward reassertion of the natural rights of the reason and the senses, toward the conquest of this planet as a place of human occupation, and toward the formation of regulative theories both for states and individuals differing from those of medieval times.

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  • To say that it displaced the centre of gravity in politics and commerce, substituting the ocean for the Mediterranean, dethroning Italy from her seat of central importance in traffic, depressing the eastern and elevating the western powers of Europe, opening a path for Anglo-Saxon expansiveness, forcing philosophers and statesmen to regard the Occidental nations as a single group in counterpoise to other groups of nations, the European community as one unit correlated to other units of humanity upon this planet, is truth enough to vindicate the vast significance of these discoveries.

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  • The purpose of this article has been to show that, while the Renaissance implied a new way of regarding the material world and human nature, a new conception of man's destiny and duties on this planet, a new culture and new intellectual perceptions penetrating every sphere of thought and energy, it also involved new reciprocal relations between the members of the European group of nations.

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  • He was accused 2 " I wax now somewhat ancient; one-and-thirty years is a great deal of sand in the hour-glass....I ever bare a mind (in some middle place that I could discharge) to serve her majesty; not as a man born under Sol, that loveth honour; nor under Jupiter, that loveth business (for the contemplative planet carrieth me away wholly); but as a man born under an excellent sovereign, that deserveth the dedication of all men's abilities.

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  • a7rb, from, and i i iXtos, sun), in astronomy, that point of the orbit of a planet at which it is most distant from the sun.

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  • SYNODIC PERIOD, in astronomy, the apparent period of a planet or satellite when its revolution is referred to the line passing through the earth or the sun.

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  • Richter appears to have been the first to propound the idea that life came to this planet as cosmic dust or in meteorites thrown off from stars and planets.

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  • Examples are the motion of the moon around the earth as disturbed by the action of the sun, and of one planet around the sun as disturbed by the action of another planet.

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  • Whatever be the subsequent method of reduction, the instant is required when the planet's disk is in internal contact with that of the sun; but after contact has plainly passed it still remains connected with the sun's rim by a " black drop," with the result that trained observers using similar instruments set up a few feet from one another sometimes differed by half a minute of time in their record.

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  • The measures were made with the Cape heliometer and have never been superseded, for the latest results with the minor planet Eros exactly confirm Gill's result-8.80" - while they decidedly diminish the associated probable error.

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  • The planet Eros was discovered in 1899, and proved to have an orbit between the earth and Mars, while every one of the other five or six hundred.

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  • The planet showed a stellar disk varying in magnitude from 9 to 12.

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  • On some plates the stars were allowed to trail and the planet was followed, in others the reverse procedure was taken; in either case the planet's position is measured by referring it to " comparison stars " of approximately its own magnitude situated within 25' to 30' of the centre of the plate, while these stars are themselves fixed by measurement from brighter " reference stars," the positions of which are found by meridian observations if absolute places are desired.

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  • Instead of confining himself, as before, to the fruitless integration of three differential equations of the second degree, which are furnished by mathematical principles, he reduced them to the three co-ordinates which determine the place of the moon; and he divided into classes all the inequalities of that planet, as far as they depend either on the elongation of the sun and moon, or upon the eccentricity, or the parallax, or the inclination of the lunar orbit.

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  • His last subject of investigation was the motion of balloons, and the last subject on which he conversed was the newly discovered planet Herschel (Uranus).

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  • Johann Kepler had proved by an elaborate series of measurements that each planet revolves in an elliptical orbit round the sun, whose centre occupies one of the foci of the orbit, that the radius vector of each planet drawn from the sun describes equal areas in equal times, and that the squares of the periodic times of the planets are in the same proportion as the cubes of their mean distances from the sun.

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  • Without mentioning the speculations which had been made, he asked Newton what would be the curve described by a planet round the sun on the assumption that the sun's force diminished as the square of the distance.

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  • Between ten and eleven years ago there was an hypothesis of mine registered in your books, wherein I hinted a cause of gravity towards the earth, sun and planets, with the dependence of the celestial motions thereon; in which the proportion of the decrease of gravity from the superficies of the planet (though for brevity's sake not there expressed) can be no other than reciprocally duplicate of the distance from the centre.

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  • While still an undergraduate he happened to read of certain unexplained irregularities in the motion of the planet Uranus, and determined to investigate them as soon as possible, with a view to ascertaining whether they might not be due to the action of a remote undiscovered planet.

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  • It was this: from the observed perturbations of a known planet to deduce by calculation, assuming only Newton's law of gravitation, the mass and orbit of an unknown disturbing body.

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  • By September 1845 he obtained his first solution, and handed to Professor Challis, the director of the Cambridge Observatory, a paper giving the elements of what he described as "the new planet."

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  • Herschel, at the ensuing meeting of the British Association early in September, ventured accordingly to predict that a new planet would shortly be discovered.

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  • Meanwhile Airy had in July suggested to Challis that the planet should be sought for with the Cambridge equatorial.

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  • On the 4th and 12th of August, as afterwards appeared, the planet was actually observed; but owing to the want of a proper star-map it was not then recognized as planetary.

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  • No doubt remained that "Leverrier's planet" had been discovered.

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  • On the announcement of the fact, Herschel and Challis made known that Adams had already calculated the planet's elements and position.

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  • The new planet, at first called Leverrier by F.

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  • In the astral-theological system, Marduk is identified with the planet Jupiter.

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  • 7) long ago declared that Esther was so called " because she was like the planet Venus."

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  • Esther is a modification of Ishtar, the name of the Babylonian goddess of fertility and of the planet Venus, whose myth must have been partially known to the Israelites even in pre-exilic times,' and after the fall of the state must have acquired a still stronger hold on Jewish exiles.

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  • His discussion of the effects of parallax in the transit of a planet over the sun's disc excited great interest, having appeared (in 1764) between the dates of the two transits of Venus that took place in the 18th century.

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  • But the co-rebel Adam repented and God then created the Earth and sent Adam to expiate his sin by living amidst difficulties and sufferings on that planet.

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  • The seeming anomaly of classifying as a single branch of science all that we know in a field so wide, while subdividing our knowledge of things on our own planet into an indefinite number of separate sciences, finds its explanation in the impossibility of subjecting the matter of the heavens to that experimental scrutiny which yields such rich results when applied to matter which we can handle at will.

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  • (q.) In addition to these three most usual points, we may, of course, take the centre of a planet or that of a star in order to define the position of bodies in their respective neighbourhoods.

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  • Among the problems of theoretical astronomy we may assign the first place to the determination of orbits, which is auxiliary to the prediction of the apparent motions of a planet, satellite or star.

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  • The orbit of a newly-discovered planet or comet may be computed from three complete observations by well-known methods in a single day.

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  • Beginning with the first branch of the subject, the fundamental ideas which it is our purpose to convey are embodied in the simple case of only two bodies, which we may call the sun and a planet.

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  • In this case the two bodies really revolve round their common centre of gravity; but a very slight modification of the equations of motion reduces them to the relative motion of the planet round the sun, regarding the moving centre of the latter as the origin of co-ordinates.

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  • The motion of this centre, which arises from the attraction of the planet on the sun, need not be considered.

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  • By taking this plane, which is that of the orbit in which the planet performs its revolution, as the plane of xy, we have only two co-ordinates to consider.

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  • Let us use the following notation: x, y, the co-ordinates of the planet relative to the sun as the origin.

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  • M, m, the masses of the attracting bodies, sun and planet.

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  • We must have, in addition, in the case of each special planet, certain specific facts, viz.

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  • Besides these, we must have given the position of the planet in the orbit at some specified moment.

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  • Having these data, the position of the planet at any other time may be geometrically constructed by Kepler's laws.

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  • This reasoning tacitly supposes the orbit to be a circle of radius a, and the mass of the planet to be negligible.

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  • Putting M and m for the respective masses of the sun and planet, a for the semi-major axis of the orbit, and n for the mean.

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  • It follows, therefore, that were any portion of the mass of the sun taken from it, and added to the planet, the relation would be unchanged.

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  • ==Problem of Three Bodies== As soon as the general law of gravitation was fully apprehended, it became evident that, owing to the attraction of each planet upon all the others, the actual motion of the planets must deviate from their motion in an ellipse according to Kepler's laws.

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  • The result of the integration is that the co-ordinates x and y and their derivatives as to the time, which express the position, direction of motion and speed of the planet at any moment, are found as functions of the four constants and of the time.

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  • Conceive that instead of the orbit of the planet, there is given a position P (fig.

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  • 2), through which the planet passed at an assigned moment, with a given velocity, and in a given P direction, represented by the arrowhead.

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  • Logically these data completely determine the orbit in which the planet shall move, because there is only one such orbit passing through P, a; planet moving in which would have the given speed.

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  • It follows that the elements of the orbit admit of determination when the co-ordi nates of the planet at an assigned moment FIG.

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  • The general equations expressing the motion of a planet considered as a material particle round a centre of attraction lead to theorems the more interesting of which will now be enunciated.

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  • (I) The motion of such a planet may take place not only in an ellipse but in any curve of the second order; an ellipse, hyperbola, or parabola, the latter being the bounding curve between the other two.

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  • (3) Whewell's theorem: if a point R be taken at a distance from the sun equal to the major axis of the orbit of a planet and, therefore, at double the mean distance of the planet, the speed of the latter at any point is equal to the speed which a body would acquire by falling from the point R to the actual position of the planet.

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  • (6) The relation between the periodic time of a planet and its mean distance, approximately expressed by Kepler's third law, follows very simply from the laws of centrifugal force.

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  • These conditions are: - (I) The smallness of the masses of the planets in comparison with that of the sun, in consequence of which the orbit of each planet deviates but slightly from an ellipse during any one revolution; (2) the fact that the orbits of the planets are nearly circular, and the planes of their orbits but slightly inclined to each other.

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  • - Kepler's laws do not completely express the motion of a planet around a central body, except when no force but the mutual attraction of the two bodies comes into play.

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  • We have shown that, when the position of a planet and the direction and speed of its motion at a certain instant are given, the elements of the orbit can be determined.

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  • Now, consider the values of these same variables expressing the position of the planet at a second point Q, and the speed with which it passes that point.

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  • In a word, although the position and speed of the planet and the direction of its motion are constantly changing, the values of the elements determined from these variables remain constant.

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  • Now let the planet be subjected to any force additional to that of the sun's attraction, - say to the attraction of another planet.

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  • To fix the ideas let us suppose that the additional attraction is only an impulse received at the moment of passing the point P. The first effect will evidently be to change either the velocity or the direction in which the planet is moving at the moment, or both.

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  • It follows that, if we go on computing the elements a, b, c, d from the actual values of x, y, x' and y', at each moment when the planet is subject to the attraction of another body, they will no longer be invariable, but will slowly vary from day to day and year to year.

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  • These ever varying elements represent an ever varying elliptic orbit, - not an orbit which the planet actually describes through its whole course, but an ideal one in which it is moving at each instant, and which continually adjusts itself to the actual motion of the planet at the instant.

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  • This is called the osculating orbit: The essential principle of Lagrange's elegant method consists in determining the variations of this osculating ellipse, the co-ordinates and velocities of the planet being ignored in the determination.

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  • A certain mean elliptic orbit, as near as possible to the actual varying orbit of the planet, is taken.

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  • In this orbit a certain fictitious planet is supposed to move according to the law of elliptic motion.

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  • Comparing the longitudes of the actual and the fictitious planet the former will sometimes be ahead of the latter and sometimes behind it.

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  • But in every case, if at a certain time t, the actual planet has a certain longitude, it is certain that at a very short interval dt before or after t, the fictitious planet will have this same longitude.

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  • What Hansen's method does is to determine a correction dt such that, being applied to the actual time t, the longitude of the fictitious planet computed for the time t+dt, will give the longitude of the true planet at the time t.

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  • Although the longitude of the fictitious planet at the fictitious time is then equal to that of the true planet at the true time, their radii vectores will not be strictly equal.

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  • Hansen, therefore, shows how the radius vector is corrected so as to give that of the true planet.

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  • In all that precedes we have considered only two variables as determining the position of the planet, the latter being supposed to move in a plane.

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  • Hence the position of the plane of the orbit of each planet is continually changing in consequence of their mutual action.

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  • The position and velocity being given in all three co-ordinates, a certain osculating plane is determined for each instant in which the planet is moving at that instant.

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  • This plane remains invariable so long as no third body acts; when it does act the position of the plane changes very slowly, continually rotating round the radius vector of the planet as an instantaneous axis of rotation.

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  • In this case the variation will be simply periodic, The value of any element of the planet's motion will generally be represented by the sum of an infinite series of such periodic quantities, having different periods.

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  • If 1 be the mean longitude of the planet whose motion we are considering, and 1' that of the attracting planet affecting it, the periodic inequalities of the elements as well as of the co-ordinates of the attracted planet, may be represented by an infinite series of terms like the following: a sin (l' - l)+b sin (2l' - l)+c sin (l'- 2l)+&c.

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  • The annual mean motions, with the corresponding combinations, are as follows Jupiter: - n = 30° 349043 Saturn: - n' = 12.221133 2n=60 69809 5n'=61.10567 5n'-2n= o 40758 If we make a more accurate computation of the conjunctions from these data, we shall find that, in the general mean, the consecutive conjunctions take place when each planet has moved through an entire number of revolutions +242.7°.

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  • The result of the continued action of the two planets upon each other is that during half of this period the motion of one planet is constantly retarded and of the other constantly accelerated, while during the other half the effects are reversed.

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  • There is thus in the case of each planet an oscillation of the mean longitude which increases it and then diminishes it to its original value at the end of the period of 883 years.

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  • The longitudes, latitudes and radii vectores of a planet, being algebraically expressed as the sum of an infinite periodic series of the kind we have been describing, it follows that the problem of finding their co-ordinates at any moment is solved by computing these expressions.

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  • For the same reason that the residual forces virtually act in opposite directions upon the nearer and more distant portions of a planet FIG.

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  • When the orbit of the satellite is inclined to that of the primary planet round the sun, the action brings about a change in the plane of the orbit represented by a rotation round an axis perpendicular to the plane of the orbit of the primary.

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  • If a planet rotates on its axis so rapidly as to have a considerable ellipticity, and if it has satellites revolving very near the plane of the equator, the combined actions of the sun and of the equatorial protuberances may be such that the whole system will rotate almost as if the planes of revolution of the satellites were solidly fixed to the plane of the equator.

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  • The orbits of these bodies have a large inclination, nearly 27°, to the plane of the planet's orbit.

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  • The action of the sun alone would completely throw them out of these planes as each satellite orbit would rotate independently; but the effect of the mutual action is to keep all of the planes in close coincidence with the plane of the planet's equator.

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  • He long adhered to the traditional belief that all celestial revolutions must be performed equably in circles; but a laborious computation of seven recorded oppositions of Mars at last persuaded him that the planet travelled in an ellipse, one focus of which was occupied by the sun.

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  • Pursuing the inquiry, he found that its velocity was uniform with respect to no single point within the orbit, but that the areas described, in equal times, by a line drawn from the sun to the planet were strictly equal.

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  • Romer, on the other hand, deserves full credit for originating the transit-circle and the prime vertical instrument; and he earned undying fame by his discovery of the finite velocity of light, made at Paris in 1675 by comparing his observations of the eclipses of Jupiter's satellites at the conjunctions and oppositions of the planet.

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  • combined observations of the planet, which yielded a parallax for the sun of 9.5", corresponding to a mean radius for the terrestrial orbit of 87,000,000 m.

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  • The instants of contact between the limbs of the sun and planet defied precise determination.

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  • But an unlooked-for fresh opportunity was afforded by the discovery in 1898 of the singularly circumstanced minor planet Eros, which occasionally approaches the earth more nearly than any other heavenly body except the moon.

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  • lucna, the shining one, lucere, to shine, for the moon, but preserves the word in mensis, month; the ultimate root for "moon" and " month " is usually taken to be me-, to measure, the moon being a measurer of time), in astronomy, the name given to the satellite of any planet, specifically to the only satellite of the earth.

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  • Carpenter, The Moon, Considered as a Planet, a World and a Satellite (London, 1903; fine illustrations); E.

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  • Euler in his prize essay of 1748; a series of lunar observations extending over fifty years; some interesting researches in terrestrial magnetism and atmospheric electricity, in the latter of which he detected a regular diurnal period; and the determination of the places of a great number of stars, including twelve separate observations of Uranus, between 1765 and its discovery as a planet.

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  • When the spectroscope was first applied in astronomy, it was hoped that the light reflected from living matter might be found to possess some property different from that found in light reflected from non-living matter, and that we might thus detect the presence of life on the surface of a planet by a study of its spectrum; but no hope of this kind has so far been realized.

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  • In the system that passes under the name of Ptolemy, Saturn is associated with grey, Jupiter with white, Mars with red, Venus with yellow, while Mercury, occupying a peculiar place in Greek as it did in Babylonian astrology (where it was at one time designated as the planet par excellence), was supposed to vary its colour according to changing circumstances.

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  • Saturn, taking in Greek astrology the place at the head of the planets which among the Babylonians was accorded to JupiterMarduk, was given a place in the brain, which in later times was looked upon as the centre of soul-life; Venus, as the planet of the passion of love, was supposed to reign supreme over the genital organs, the belly and the lower limbs; Mars, as the violent planet, is associated with the bile, as well as with the blood and kidneys.

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  • The fate of the individual in this combination of planets with the zodiac was made dependent not merely upon the planet which happened to be rising at the time of birth or of conception, but also upon its local relationship to a special sign or to certain signs of the zodiac. The zodiac was regarded as the prototype of the human body, the different parts of which all had their corresponding section in the zodiac itself.

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  • Wednesday was assigned to the planet Mercury, the equivalent of the Germanic god Woden; Thursday to Jupiter, the equivalent of Thor; and Friday to Friga, the goddess of love, who is represented by Venus among the Romans and among the Babylonians by Ishtar.

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  • Among the Arabs similar associations of lucky and unlucky days directly connected with the influence of the planets prevailed through all times, Tuesday and Wednesday, for instance, being regarded as the days for blood-letting, because Tuesday was connected with lIars, the lord of war and blood, and Wednesday with Mercury, the planet of humours.

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  • In their numerous allusions to the subtle mercury, which the one makes when treating of a means of measuring time by the efflux of the metal, and the other in a treatise on the transit of the planet, we see traces of the school in which they served their first apprenticeship. Huygens, moreover, in his great posthumous work, Cosmotheoros, seu de terris coelestibus, shows himself a more exact observer of astrological symbols than Kircher himself in his Iter exstaticum.

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  • "There are on the earth," continues this rational interpreter of the astrologers and chiromancers, "men of cold temperament who would thrive in Saturn, which is the farthest planet from the sun, and there are other spirits warm and ardent enough to live in Venus."

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  • At one time the sun presented its friendly side, which attracted one planet, sometimes its adverse side, which repelled it.

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  • The influence of a particular planet has also lef t traces in various languages; but the French and English jovial and the English saturnine correspond rather to the gods who served as types in chiromancy than to the planets which bear the same names.

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  • As the planet revolves around the centre, each radius vector describes a surface of which the area swept over in a unit of time measures the areal velocity of the planet.

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  • The constancy of this velocity in the case of the sun and a single planet is formulated in Kepler's second law.

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  • We shall thus have a projected areal velocity, the product of which by the mass of the planet is the moment of momentum of the latter.

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  • An example of this process is that of the discovery of the planet Neptune: certain perturbations of the orbit of Uranus had been observed, and it was seen that these could be explained on the hypothesis of the existence of a then unknown planet, and this hypothesis was verified by actual observation.

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  • If it did not extend so far as this it could not be seen as frequently as it is at a distance of 90 from the sup. The accompanying figure shows the form of the outline, as it would appear to an observer on an outer planet were the light of the sun cut off.

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  • Intimately connected with this band and with the zodiacal light is the Gegenschein, or counter-glow, a faint illumination of the sky in the region opposite the sun, which may generally be seen by a trained eye when all the conditions are favourable., Unfavourable conditions are moonlight, nearness to the Milky Way, and elevation of the light above the horizon (and therefore a depression of the sun below the horizon) of less than 20°, and the presence in the region of any bright planet.

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  • I've got to ask a question; are we from the same planet?

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  • Remember, we don't have a reason to suspect this guy's alibi; at least not any reason from the planet earth.

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  • When dawn hits, I'm wiping every trace of that village off the planet.

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  • What the hell on this stupid planet was too hard for a god to fix?

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  • You will be safe, or the Black God has my personal promise that I'll wipe him off the planet.

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  • Everyone on the planet is out to get this girl.

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  • His desire to expel the Watchers from the planet solidified.

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  • If the Watchers and Others couldn't hide from him, he was one step closer to finding a way to rid the planet of both.

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  • "I don't want either the Watchers or Others on my planet," Damian finished.

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  • With Jule—and you—I think we have a chance of ridding the planet of the immortal interference and returning to our day-to-day battle between good and evil.

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  • What if he was the only person on the planet that could ever touch her again because of her wacky visions?

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  • Nope. We were damaged goods when we were dropped onto this planet.

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  • Yeah, we're all idiots here on planet earth.

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  • Dusty says you stopped D from annihilating the planet.

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  • The death visions, the distrust everyone on the planet had for a soul-reader, the inability to eat … they were nothing compared to helping a man find his soul again.

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  • There were no advantages with Darkyn and she was the last person on the planet who would try to seduce anyone, especially a demon.

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  • "This is the creature that nearly wiped out the planet and the human race, who's building an Army of Souls to make a second go at it, who has eaten more people than you'll ever know, even if you live forever, and who's got the largest source of power of any deity," Rhyn said.

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  • There's nothing else on the planet that forces you to really see and accept who you are as the day the doctor says you're dying.

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  • He was calm and patient as always, but she wasn't about to piss off her last friend on the planet.

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  • Gabriel suspected there was nothing on the planet that might make her interested in an option that currently stood at failure rate of ninety nine percent.

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  • There is nothing on this planet that will make him fall in love with someone like you.

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  • Somewhat relieved, she read his biography, impressed by his clientele, who ranged from heads of countries around the world to the richest families on the planet.

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  • She followed the man at a distance, slowly confirming she was somewhere on her planet.

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  • It doesn't matter what I feel, Rhyn, when I know I don't belong in this world or here with you, and I know without a doubt I won't survive, even if you find some place on another planet to stash me!

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  • Every demon on this mortal planet is hunting Sasha.

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  • If no two people are alike on our planet, how could we be like anything from somewhere else?

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  • Kiera dreamt of a planet filled with spiders and dinosaurs and awoke in her bed a couple of hours later to the soft sound of her alarm clock going off.

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  • A'Ran l'Anshantuwei, the exiled dhjan-- king-- of the planet Anshan, looked over the three women before him, each a specimen of perfection to her people.

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  • Her presence would make the rivers run with water again and bring new life to the dying planet.

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  • If he were allowed to pick his mate, he'd have chosen long ago and saved his planet.

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  • But the planet chose for him, according to what his father told him long ago.

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  • Half the population of his planet had been decimated by famine and war, and for all he knew, his intended was among them.

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  • He'd continue the war until he won back his planet and birthright by force, then find another way to heal his planet.

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  • You know well the bond between the lifemate and the planet.

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  • The ruler of Tri'trij has vacated his planet and lives on colonies outside the solar system.

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  • I have no planet, half an army, no food or water for my people, and I must broker a peace deal.

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  • They stood aside while my planet was overrun by the Council-sanctioned vagrant Yirkin forces!

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  • The Council wants nothing to do with them and views the presence of your father's betrayer and your people on the planet as a sign the Yirkin are willing to share your planet rather than take it over.

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  • Several members, including Qatwal, may be willing to aid you in regaining your planet after you've reached a peace treaty.

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  • I've given up on finding a nishani for my planet.

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  • He clenched his jaw, his pain deep and hidden as he thought of his people and his planet.

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  • It was the Yirkins' first venture into their system, and they'd chosen Anshan, aided by traitors within his father's government who were wooed with the promise of ruling their own planet.

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  • His planet was dying without either, and many had begun to accept this was the planet's fate.

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  • If that doesn't work, I'll take your sisters to my planet, Jetr answered.

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  • Swiping at the air, A'Ran couldn't help but feel furious that the Council would protect such civilizations from those that were more advanced out of some sense of fairness while sitting by doing nothing as his planet was overrun and his parents murdered.

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  • Jetr had been loyal to his family for generations, and A'Ran respected him, knew the odd-looking man was the only reason the Council hadn't ceded to the Yirkins' petitions to claim the planet officially.

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  • He hadn't been on his own planet since his parents were killed, and he wasn't sure how the planet would choose someone for him when he wasn't there.

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  • The second chuckled as he ordered the computer to rendezvous with the massive grey spaceship awaiting them outside the planet's atmosphere.

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  • From what Romas said, every household on his planet had at least one or two of the critters to keep things clean.

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  • How did you tell your best friend that aliens were real and oh, by the way, I married one and am taking you with me to his planet, for your own good?

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  • That Kiera would have her ocean, sky, and grass on the new planet?

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  • That they were going to some other planet millions of light years from earth because Romas knew a few good men they'd like to hook her up with?

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  • In my dream … the aliens … took me … to a planet ruled by spiders!

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  • Kiera was bound to be traumatized until she saw for herself there were no monster-sized spiders on Romas's home planet.

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  • She shuddered and asked again, "Are there more spiders on the planet?"

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  • Is there air on your planet?

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  • So I'm going to be stuck on a planet far away without a bus ticket home surrounded by spiders the size of basketballs and being bossed around by Neanderthal barbarians who forbid me to talk and lock me in the bathroom!

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  • Romas's clan was very large and his father's influence the greatest on the planet of Qatwal.

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  • Their planet had been a barbarian planet, until the Five Galaxies zone, in which Qatwal sat in the middle, was discovered by a master race of super-genius aliens Evelyn referred to as the Brains.

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  • All the men on Romas's planet were larger than those on hers.

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  • They moved out of sight at her blink, and she wondered how criminals were treated on such a planet.

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  • A blue planet, two thrones, a hacienda-style dwelling, an older man and woman, fire in the sky, a red planet, war.

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  • She held the hand of the man before her, walking on a dead planet of nothing but rocky hills, dried streams, and cracked earth.

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  • The planet's energy warmed her, ran through her and into him, and grass grew beneath her feet.

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  • A'Ran comes from the barbarian planet, but he won't disrespect our family.

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  • Given that she had no money or belongings that might possibly be of interest to the people of this planet, how could she bribe or pay someone to take her home?

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  • If not for Romas, there would be no distant planet, spaceships, or tarantula-like cats!

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  • She wore a rich tanzanite blue-purple that was darker than the colors worn by the people of this planet.

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  • What better place to be a bit more daring in life than on another planet?

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  • On his planet, he'd have no qualms about following through with his threat to lock her in the bathroom if he found out what she was doing.

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